Accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association


The Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney will be assessed for accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) between 2-7 June 2012. This will be a global accreditation visit with RCUS, EAEVE, VSAAC representatives and observers.

Sydney is part of an elite group of vet schools outside North America which have already achieved this status. It is only the third veterinary school in Australasia to reach this standard. The accreditation comes from the AVMA's Council on Education, which is recognised by the US Department of Education and acts as the accrediting agency for faculties of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada.

The purpose of the evaluation is to ensure that the highest quality of veterinary education exists in the Faculty. The site team measures this by the critical evaluation of 11 specific standards covering everything from the organisational structure to outcomes assessment of the course.

There are currently only eight other Veterinary Schools outside the USA and Canada that are accredited, including four in the UK (London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow). The others are in Utrecht (Netherlands), Massey (New Zealand), Murdoch (WA) and Melbourne University (Victoria).

If you are a prospective student and would like more information on what this would mean for you please contact our Faculty Office on Ph:+61 2 9351 8783 or via email